Stories by David Swanson

David Swanson's books include "War Is A Lie." He blogs at and and works for the online activist organization He hosts Talk Nation Radio. subscribe to David Swanson's feed

Posted on: Mar 8, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A living-wage campaign has been pressing the university's overpaid administrators to treat its workers better for the past 14 years.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2012, Source: Smirking Chimp

Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday explained why he thinks it is legal to murder people, even without trial, arrest, or charges filed.

Posted on: May 16, 2011, Source: War Is a Crime

Let's have no more celebrations of anyone's death, but on that glorious day when the US doesn't kill any person on this planet, then let us sing and dance in the streets.

Posted on: May 5, 2011, Source: AlterNet

AIPAC raises its money in the United States but advances the agenda of a foreign nation.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Obama seems eager to be liked by the Chamber. But at whose expense?

Posted on: Dec 10, 2010, Source:

An excerpt from antiwar activist Swanson's new book, War Is a Lie.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2010, Source:

Will the GOP's plan to block everything the President does stop at war funding?

Posted on: Sep 29, 2010, Source:

Tad Daley's new book offers humanity a stark choice: eliminate all nuclear weapons or face annhilation of all life on earth.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2010, Source: After Downing Street

Obama has gone further than Bush in claiming the powers to spy without warrant, imprison without charge, torture, assassinate, occupy and operate in unprecedented secrecy.

Posted on: Feb 17, 2010, Source:

Dick Cheney's statutory crimes are notable for their severity, their number, and his public confessions to them.

Posted on: Feb 4, 2010, Source:

Assassinating non-Americans is just as illegal as assassinating Americans. The leap here is not to victims of a different citizenship but to the legalization of murder.

Posted on: Jan 4, 2010, Source: After Downing Street

A round-up of news accounts on the latest disturbing story out of Afghanistan.

Posted on: Sep 8, 2009, Source: Seven Stories Press

In his new book, Daybreak, Swanson warns that Cheney radically transformed the role of the vice president into an unaccountable, dangerous seat of power.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2009, Source: After Downing Street

People like John Rizzo and John Fredman should not be working for our government. They should be impeached. They should be prosecuted.

Posted on: Jun 3, 2009, Source: After Downing Street

Is irony even the word for this? As soon as people vote online to push Obama to talk about empire, it's quietly removed from the list.

Posted on: Apr 21, 2009, Source: After Downing Street

A push for accountability is a deterrent to future crimes, even if it fails. But remember: they won't tell us we're succeeding until we already have.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2009, Source: After Downing Street

For starters, Democratic leadership could persuade enough Democrats to vote to pass it without a single Republican, if they chose to.

Posted on: Oct 10, 2008, Source: After Downing Street

ACORN has decidedly moved past the stage of being ignored and even the stage of being laughed at. ACORN is now being attacked. Next comes victory.

Posted on: Aug 10, 2008, Source:

Bringing Karl Rove to justice for ignoring House requests to talk about the firing of several U.S. attorneys could be just the beginning.

Posted on: Mar 5, 2008, Source: After Downing Street

Their next job can be making sure that Bush and Cheney get something they've denied so many other people: a fair trial